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The purpose of the Guidance and Counseling Office of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is to promote the development and wellbeing of our students from the beginning to the conclusion of their academic careers.
We offer you the security and confidence that our counselors are regulated by the Health Practitioners Examining Board of Puerto Rico. This guarantees that they are led by the codes of ethics of the profession and strict confidentiality when providing services.
We invite you to think of us as a tool available to you to help you achieved your goals. We hope you will find the information you seek about our services in this space, and that we will be able to help you soon.
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The Guidance and Counseling Office is committed to the mission and objectives of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, providing students with the necessary tools to maximize their academic, social, personal and professional potential. This office is assigned to the Vice-presidency of Enrollment and Student Services. Its purpose is to assist students in the transition from high school to a university institution, and to help them with personal and family issues, making decisions, and any situation that does not allow them to accomplish their personal objectives. The office offers students the necessary tools to achieve their academic goals. Guidance, academic planning, enrollment, personal and vocational counseling, and referrals are, among others, the services offered by our office. Our counselor team works in coordination with the faculty and other service offices to develop institutional procedures that will help every student achieve academic success.
Our personnel at the Office of Guidance and Counseling is:
The vision of the Guidance and Counseling Office is to foster an integral development for students, identifying their needs and supplying the resources that will help them achieve their academic goals.
Our mission is to obtain a better understanding of our students’ needs. Identifying with particular attention those students that display high-risk situations. Reinforcing the conditions that stimulate learning and individual and collective development within an education and personal environment.
Counseling is an educational service that allows individual and collective follow up in the formative process of students at all levels. The Guidance and Counseling Office is committed to the mission and objectives of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, providing students with the necessary tools to maximize their academic, social, personal and professional potential. Our counselor team works in coordination with the faculty and other service offices to develop institutional procedures that will help improve the student retention index.
A professional counselor works with the process of providing professional help. This process happens by means of a professional and direct relationship with students. Its purpose is to foster students’ development and integral wellbeing. By being a student at PUPR, you could benefit from these services at any moment during the time you are studying with us. We invite you to think of us as a tool available to help you achieve your goals. Our counselors also offer you security and confidence. They are regulated by the Health Practitioners Examining Board of Puerto Rico, which requires professionals to have a license to provide services. This guarantees that they are led by the profession’s code of ethics and a strict confidentiality when providing services.
Referral for Counseling Services
The purpose of this service is to provide equal opportunities to people with physical, mental, neuropsychological, sensory and emotional disabilities that may limit their daily activities in an academic environment. It is our responsibility to process and carry out the necessary adjustments so that disabled students can successfully request our service.
For more information, you may contact Sandra Lugo (Institutional Counselor PUPR) at 787-622-8000, ext. 337, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may visit her office, located on the first floor of the main building (M), Office M-102 (Financial Assistance hallway).
The purpose of the Center is for students to benefit from the use of its facilities and available equipment to help their academic development. The student should behave according to the procedures and regulations established for the use and benefit of the Center for Technological Assistance.
The Program for Quality of Life of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico aims to provide an opportunity to develop positive attitudes towards life by discouraging the use or abuse of alcohol or controlled substances, as well as to work to prevent HIV/AIDS, tobacco use and violence.
The Program offers information and countless alternatives to create awareness in the general academic community so they will learn to recognize their limits and establish control over them. The Program emerged as part of the requirements from the US Department of Education through the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989.
The Polytechnic University is registered in the Consorcio de Recursos Universitarios Sembrando Alianza de Alerta a las Drogas, el Alcohol y la Violencia (CRUSADA). This consortium seeks to foster university environments free of the use and abuse of alcohol, drugs and violence, and to promote positive and healthy lifestyles in the academic community.
Brochure on Program for Quality of Life
The Counseling Student Program Wellness and Health Education Peer Adviser is constituted by volunteering students and a counselor assigned to the development of this program. This group serves as a link between the academic community and the Professional Counselors from the Office of Guidance and Counseling. The Program is based on peer counseling, where a group of peers works with their colleagues to carry out events for prevention and guidance.
The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico offers psychological services to its students. These services seek to favor the integral psychosocial wellbeing of the academic community. To be able to obtain these services, students must submit a referral from their counselor and the class program for the current quarter. Services will be offered up to an additional quarter after students have terminated their academic relationship with the institution.
Currently, Dr. Norma Tirado, Clinical Psychologist, offers her services on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00 am to 6:00pm. These services are offered at the Main Building, Office M-105.
This is the process where students, along with their counselor, select the courses they will take the next quarter and/or throughout their whole academic career until graduation. Academic planning helps students organize their academic development and helps them select courses during the enrollment period.Sheet for Academic Planning
What is a partial withdrawal? A partial withdrawal happens when a student is taking more than one course and withdraws from some, but remains registered in others. This will appear in your transcript as a W note. This note will not be eliminated from your transcript, even if you take the course again.
What is a complete withdrawal? A complete withdrawal happens when a student is not registered in any courses after the withdrawal process, even if the student withdrew from only one course and plans to enroll next quarter. This will appear in your transcript as a W note. This note will not be eliminated from your transcript, even if you take the course again.
The necessary document is available at the Center for Integrated Services, and it explains the following steps:
For the online partial withdrawal process, the student must access their account at http://mypoly.pupr.edu/ics/. The withdrawal process for one course is the same for online enrollment, but instead of selecting Add, you must select Drop to drop the course. Remember to visit your counselor for guidance on your academic progress.
|Counselor||Extension and Departments||Office and Hours|
||M – Th 9:00am-6:00pm
M – Th 10:00am-7:00pm
M – Th 8:00am-5:00pm
||M – Th 10:00am-7:00pm
M – Th 8:00am-5:00pm
M – Th 8:00am-5:00pm
|Agency||Telephone||Description of Service|
|Administration for Mental Health and Addiction Services (ASSMCA, Administración de Servicios de Salud Mental y Contra la Adicción)||787-767-0640||Mental health, drugs and alcohol treatment.|
|Center of Assistance to Rape Victims||787-765-2412||Provides or coordinates medical services, legal and medical counseling, and individual, group and family counseling.|
|Sendero de la Cruz Counseling Center||787-764-4666||Family services: guidance, psychological services, legal counseling, and crisis intervention.|
|Center for Integrated Psychosocial and Psychotherapeutic Services||787-296-0198||Psychological services: individual, family and couple’s counseling. We also offer academic and vocational counseling.|
|Pro Familia||787-296-0146||They offer planned parenthood, contraceptive, and STD prevention services. They also offer low-cost gynecological services.|
|Psychotherapeutic Institute of PR (INSPIRA, Instituto Psicoterapéutico de PR)||787-753-9515||Psychiatric and psychological services.|
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm